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Hsinchu
Travel Guide

A thriving hub for technological companies and universities, this city’s industries propel it into the future, while its heritage buildings anchor it to the past. 

Experience the excitement of Hsinchu, a bustling modern city along the Taiwan Strait. Although it is home to some of the island's leaders in technology and industry, this city manages to maintain a laid-back atmosphere. Explore some of its Qing dynasty-era buildings and venture outdoors to take advantage of Hsinchu’s beautiful parks and mountains.

Hsinchu is famous for its glass products. Learn more about the city’s history of glass making at the Hsinchu Glass Craft Museum. The museum chronicles the history of glass making around the world, with exhibits dedicated to intricate glass pieces and the opportunity to watch glass-makers at work.

Pay a visit to Hsinchu Science Park, which is modeled after California’s Silicon Valley. Now home to more than 400 tech companies, the Science Park has played a significant role in bringing Hsinchu into the modern era. Wander through some of this 2.5-square mile (6.5-square kilometer) area to see the surrounding man-made lake and public park.

Check out the Chenghuang Temple, also known as City God Temple, a much-loved city landmark that dates back to the 18th century. Be sure to stop for some street food at the numerous market stalls in front of the temple and try some of Hsinchu’s local specialties, such as savory meatballs.

Go for a swim in the natural cold springs in Beipu or cycle along the stunning Hsinchu 17 km Coastal Bike Path, which stretches across numerous parks, beaches and harbors. For an even more adventurous activity, hike the winding trail up Eighteen Peaks Mountain or explore the gorgeous alpine scenery in Shei Pa National Park.

Hsinchu can be reached by bus or train from Taipei or Taichung. The steady winds in Hsinchu help to cool temperatures in the humid summer but can make winters chilly. It’s best to avoid visiting the “windy city” during typhoon season, from July to October.

Top hotels in Hsinchu

Lakeshore Hotel
Lakeshore Hotel
4 out of 5
The price is HK$773 per night from 29 Mar to 30 Mar

This family-friendly Hsinchu hotel is located in the suburbs, within 2 mi (3 km) of Guqifeng and Putian Temple. Hsinchu City God Temple and Hsinchu Zoo are also ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (928 reviews)

"The children play facilities are fantastic, so is the breakfast spread"…"

Reviewed on 17 Oct 2019

Lakeshore Hotel
Lakeshore Hotel Metropolis I
Lakeshore Hotel Metropolis I
3.5 out of 5
The price is HK$547 per night from 28 Mar to 29 Mar

Located in Hsinchu City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Big City Mall, Hsinchu City God Temple and Hsinchu Zoo. National Tsing Hua University and ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (963 reviews)

"Clean big room with all the right amenities. Free parking and near to lots of eateries. Convenient."…"

Reviewed on 29 Jan 2020

Lakeshore Hotel Metropolis I
Leofoo Resort Guanshi
Leofoo Resort Guanshi
4 out of 5
No 60 Gungtzgou Renan Li, Guanxi, Hsinchu County
The price is HK$2,076 per night from 1 Mar to 2 Mar

Situated near the boardwalk, this spa resort is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Leo Foo Village Theme Park and 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Windows on China Theme Park. Qibadong ...

3.8/5Good! (903 reviews)

"Great place for family."…"

Reviewed on 16 Jul 2020

Leofoo Resort Guanshi
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Holiday Rentals in Hsinchu

Standard 2 person room
Standard 2 person room

Situated in Nanzhuang, this holiday home is within 6 miles (10 km) of Nanzhuang Riverside Park, Kangji Suspension Bridge and Nanzhuang Old Street. Guihuaxiang ...

Standard 2 person room
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